Callaway Baseball Fights to Force Tie-Breaker Game in Quarterfinals


The Callaway Cavalier Baseball team hosted Thomasville in the third round of the Class AA baseball championship Wednesday. Kicking off at 4:30 PM at Callaway Field, the quarterfinal matchup featured a double header the Cavaliers had to sweep in order to advance directly to the semifinals. But for the Cavaliers, who are coming off a dominate late-season stretch, it was ...

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Two Local Elementary Teachers Receive National 180 Educator Award for Commitment to Student Literacy


Global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) today announced that two reading teachers from Troup County School System (TCSS), Denise Giddens, Franklin Forest Elementary School, and Marion Sankey, Callaway Elementary School, have been named two of only six recipients of the 2018 180 Educator Awards. The awards, now in their twelfth year, recognize educators across the United States who have ...

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Shoal Spider Lilies on Flat Shoals Creek


Stephen Johnson’s rare Shoal Spider Lilies on Flat Shoals Creek near West Point will be available for viewing the weekends of May 11-13, May 18-20 & May 24-27 @ 4725 Ga. Hwy. 103. The large showy white flowers of this threatened plant grow in rocky shoals of large streams and rivers in the lower Piedmont. They can only be found ...

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Two Charged in Street Fight


LaGrange Police have arrested a male and female after they were spotted fighting in the middle of the street. Tuesday morning about 11:29 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to 200 block of Clark Street in reference to a dispute. When officers arrived there were several subjects standing in the roadway and a male and a female standing ...

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR • Mondays: The “Movers and Shakers” Line Dance class will be held at Springfield Baptist Church/Hogansville, GA on Mondays at 6pm to 7pm. Class is free. • AA Meeting times at Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall Street, LaGrange. Saturday-8 am, 10:30 a.m. ( Women’s), 1 p.m., 7 p.m.; Sunday- 10 a.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m.; Monday & Friday- ...

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Discovery Cottage Takes First “Real” Field Trip


The kids at Lafayette Christian Academy’s Discovery College took their first field trip Tuesday thanks to their new handicap accessible bus. Previously, the special needs school did not have a bus for the kids, so in order for the students to experience events outside of school, the parents had to provide transportation. The students were able to take their first ...

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Council Hears Comments on Potential Zoning Change


During the May 7 Mayor and Council Meeting, the City of LaGrange heard public commentary on a potential development and rezoning request for property along Bryant Lake Boulevard off of Hamilton Road. The council heard comments for and against the rezoning request which would change the area from being zoned General Commercial (C-3) to Residential (R-3) and High Density Residential ...

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Hogansville Receives Theatre Grant


Hogansville Receives Theatre Grant City Hall since 1980. With the financial support of the FTI grant, the Royal Theatre will move forward with architectural planning to support ongoing preservation efforts. FTI grants allow Georgia’s historic theaters or structures to receive much needed financial assistance, restoration support, and operations mentoring. As part of its ongoing commitment to Georgia’s historic theaters, the ...

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Shoplifting Leads to Felony Drug Charge


LaGrange Police have arrested a Hogansville woman on a felony drug charge after she was caught shoplifting at the local Walmart. Saturday afternoon about 2:47 p.m., officers with LaGrange Police Department responded to Walmart on New Franklin Road in reference to Shoplifting. Police arrived and made contact with Loss Prevention, who stated they observed a subject, later identified as Allison ...

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Wild Leap Craft Beer To Be Featured In Great Wolf Lodge Georgia


With the highly anticipated opening of Great Wolf Lodge Georgia just weeks away, Wild Leap Brew Co. is pleased to announce that its locally-brewed craft beers will be featured on tap at the indoor water park resort. While many of Wild Leap’s craft beer selections will be served, one of its signature brews, World Peach Cobbler Ale, will be available ...

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